Round the Clock Acquisitions: Feb 15 2008

February 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

It’s been a while since I did this but here it is.  It’s not the best time, I know, but just a little update in the realm of VC’s and startups.


Aquantia has raised $26 million in second-round funding to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet over copper, giving equipment vendors and data center operators a chance to deploy 10Gig-E without using fiber … eventually. The chips aren’t available yet, and Aquantia isn’t giving out time lines.

MMO creator Sparkplay Media has closed a $4.25 million Series A round of financing from Redpoint Ventures and Prism Ventureworks. The funds will go towards the furthered development and expansion of its MMO games. The team behind Sparkplay consists of former principals of Iron Realms Entertainment.

Bragster, a London-based social network for dares and bets, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Intel Capital.

Seesmic Inc., San Francisco-based provider of online video chat solutions, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Atomico led the round, and was joined by individuals like Mike Arrington, Dave Winer, Martin Varsavsky, Ron Conway, Steve Garfield, Mark Pincus, Jeff Clavier, Jeff Pulver and Steve Case. 

Dell has acquired enterprise email management service MessageOne for $155 million.


Thanks to PEHub, TechCrunch and Mashable.